Come February, diners at NAHA can indulge in the restaurant's private-label wine. Owner Michael Nahabedian recently returned from a scouting trip to Greece in order to get ideas for the type of wine they'd want to bottle and serve at their River North spot, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary.
NAHA will produce a wine from the lesser-known Moschofilero grape, which grows on higher elevations and hails from ancient vines. If you've been to Taxim or even the Bristol and sampled wines by Domaine Skouras you know that Greek wine can be beautifully layered and full of character. This wine will be medium bodied with great acid and pair well with a variety of seafood.
We can't wait to raise a glass and offer a hearty "opa!" come February. By that time, we'll be so cold that the red wine will do us some good.